In Uttarakhand, Rishiganga Power Project has been damaged due breach of a glacier in Tapovan area. Hundreds of Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) personnel have rushed for rescue operations.
“People are being evacuated from the areas near Alkananda river. As a precautionary measure, flow of Bhagirathi River has been stopped. To prevent the flow of water of Alaknanda, Srinagar Dam and Rishikesh Dam have been emptied. The SDRF is on alert. I am leaving for the spot,” Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.
#WATCH | Uttarakhand: Rescue workers reach Reni village in Joshimath area of Chamoli district.
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— ANI (@ANI) February 7, 2021
People living near Alaknanda river have been advised to move to safe places at the earliest, Chamoli Police has said.